Senior Cloud Technical Consultant
Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
30d ago

Subject Matter Expert

Zurich IT Services is looking for a Cloud Services SME Senior to work within the cloud Infrastructure Competency centre providing subject matter expertise to the consuming business units to ensure that the cloud platform is correctly utilized and managed for both price and performance and in alignment with Zurich’s cloud strategy.

In addition, it is expected that the the Cloud Services SME is undertaking and consulting on provisioning activities engaging with the projects to gather the non-

functional requirements (NFR), develop the sizing of the virtual machines and working with the Cloud Service Lead to continually review the service and performance of the platform and suggest improvements where necessary.

Your Role

As a Cloud Services SME Senior your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following :

  • Day to day management of an Enterprise private cloud environment built with the latest technologies and using best of breed management tools.
  • Deploy new workloads aligned to our Architectural global standards, always ensuring the maintenance of our software currency
  • Work closely with the Business Projects and Application Development community to ensure requirements are understood and advice can be given in line with implementing the right workload into the Private Cloud
  • Work closely with internal and external partner functions so as to ensure that the Private & Public Cloud Architecture meets with industry best practices.
  • Regularly review the platform and recommend improvements, as necessary, to promote optimal use and ensure that the Private Cloud offering is in line with industry best practice
  • Engage with local project teams to support and provide SME input to the running of services ensuring that the Utility infrastructure is optimised
  • Ensure best use of resources by implementing and following fit for purpose capacity and demand management models.
  • Provide administrative services to the platform, provisioning, patching etc.
  • Review and continually improve the end to end engagement model for cloud services
  • Provide consultancy support to ICC partners, as appropriate, so as to promote the use of shared resources and common solutions
  • Actively drive service delivery improvements with external partners / suppliers based on project and operational run requirements.
  • Your Skills and Experience

    As a Cloud Services SME Senior your skills and qualifications will include :

  • Experience of working with Cloud technologies, Public and or Private with particular focus in the following areas : Hyper converged platformsScale IO storage technologyVMware VSphereVxRack, VxBlock or Vblock technologiesAvamar and data domain data protection
  • 10+ years’ in depth experience working in an IT operations, role; five of which should have been at a Senior level
  • Proven experience of migrating in house services to a public cloud provider
  • Proven experience of delivering business solutions with Azure and AWS
  • Strong troubleshooting experience in Virtual / Cloud infrastructures
  • Proven experience of working within a supplier lead service delivery model
  • Additional Information

    Primary work location is Blackrock, Co. Dublin. Position is Dublin-based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.

    If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button Apply online .

    Who we are

    Zurich is one Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services.

    The company employs over 1,200 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford.

    Zurich is a strong brand. Zurich in Ireland is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets.

    Zurich has about 54,000 employees worldwide who form the basis of its success, helping our customers in more than 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk.

    In order to deliver our services, we offer a competitive compensation package and interesting opportunities for further training & development.

    As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterised by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

    At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race / ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

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